Iddins promoted to associate director of Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site
New director brings more than 20 years of medical expertise
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 14, 2014
OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—Dr. Carol J. Iddins has been named associate director of the Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS). In this position, Iddins will provide management and medical leadership, participate in all aspects of emergency response planning, and manage all professional and technical activities of radiation emergency management and REAC/TS. Iddins has more than 20 years of experience in civilian and military medicine, with extensive knowledge of nuclear accident response.
Iddins has worked for five years as a staff physician at REAC/TS, serving as a subject matter expert for patients with radiological injuries and illnesses and for disaster medicine readiness, preparedness and education.
Prior to joining ORAU, Iddins served as a staff physician for the Methodist Medical Center Healthworks and Roane Industrial Medicine where she performed occupational health surveillance physicals, conducted respirator and beryllium surveillance clearances, and supervised nurse practitioners. Iddins also has held positions at Concentra Medical Center and multiple air force bases where she assisted in combat search and rescue, provided emergency response for aircraft mishaps and acted as on-scene medical director for nuclear weapons accident response exercises.
Iddins holds an M.D. and a bachelor’s in nutrition from the University of Tennessee. She performed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga and has completed numerous training courses as part of the military.
REAC/TS is an Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education facility managed by ORAU for the U.S. Department of Energy with the mission to strengthen the medical response to radiological and nuclear incidents. REAC/TS provides 24/7 medical support and deployment to provide emergency medical consultation for incidents involving radioactive materials and ionizing radiation worldwide. REAC/TS also conducts ongoing research into the biological effects of radiation and provides continuing medical education for healthcare providers.